25 October 2014

food, recently.

 raisin bread with strawberry balsamic jam; eggs with tomato and chive
 eggs with tomatoes and chives; apple pancake with raisins

 kale salad with scallops and tomatoes

 blueberry pancake with maple syrup, oj, coffee

 eggs with tomato, olives, chives, potatoes, quark cheese, ketchup

 eggs with bacon and avocado

 chicken, potatoes, salad with Trader J's cilanto dressing

 pizza and salad at Montelle Winery

links (unrelated to food  :)  )
sweater reuse is one of my favorite things

14 October 2014

this week

lots of new changes, including a new car!, links of interest, and lots of creativity as the weather is cooling. 
Since October, I have been crocheting lots of cowls, sewing lots of things including table runners, pincushions or sachets, and a door snake to keep out the chill.

To Read: this book


13 October 2014

12 October 2014

beautiful churches

This article made me think of all of the beautiful churches I admire...photos below. :)



23 September 2014

quilt on black background

I saw a beautiful quilt with a black background at a recent quilt show and did a little searching to see what I could find. Here are some links:

halfway down - colorful applique on black background
a block of the month option
I like many of these, particularly the ones with a dark/light contrast
a more modern version
another more modern version
love the range of reds
top post - range of blues

and for future project ideas:
Hoffman Challenge
Value Quilt

21 September 2014


This is what September looks like - leaves starting to die, tomatoes not going anywhere and producing like mad, a mix of cool and warm days. I am finding it kind of hard to get motivated to do much this month - besides what HAS to get done (laundry, dishes, work). I changed my schedule at work and am now working 4 ten hour days - with the bonus of a day off on Friday, but I am still adjusting to the timeframe of late evenings and shorter amounts of sun.

11 September 2014


 on my desktop lately - thread, pins, fabric scraps, waterproof pens

 newly finished work - ready for photographer and stylist